India: Dalai Lama urges restraint in Tibet monastery crisis

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April 17, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
Posted in News, PND News

"The Dalai Lama has urged restraint in a standoff with security forces at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in China, warning of 'catastrophic consequences' if the situation deteriorates. 'I urge both the monks and the lay Tibetans of the area not to do anything that might be used as a pretext by the local authorities to massively crack down on them,' the exiled spiritual leader said in a statement posted on his website Saturday. Clashes erupted at the Kirti monastery in China's southwest Sichuan province after a monk set himself on fire and died last month, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, a New York-based rights group." (04/17/11)  

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